Category:Guruvayur Keshavan

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Gajarajan Guruvayur Kesavan (Malayalam: ഗുരുവായൂർ കേശവൻ, born 1904, died December 2, 1976) is perhaps the most famous and celebrated captive elephant in Kerala, India. Kesavan was donated to the Guruvayur temple by the royal family of Nilambur in 1916. It is a common Hindu custom in Kerala to donate elephants to the deity of the temple as an offering, Guruvayur temple have a very good facilities to maintain all of these elephants now totaling 60 in number at the Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary.